For anyone who has ever been involved in a traditional RFP process, as either a buyer or bidder, you’re likely to agree that it is at best a painful experience that costs heaps of money and time. Curt Lewis recently appeared on Enterprise Radio to share how DirectRFP’s automated Cloud approach intends to disrupt the antiquated RFP process for the better.
Whatever side of the RFP table you’re on, one thing is for certain — building or responding to RFPs is simply no fun. For starters, they require an enormous amount of time for both buyers and bidders involved in the process. And time, in the business world, means money.
As the world’s first Cloud-based automated RFP platform, DirectRFP is on a mission to reduce the amount of time and money required to launch and respond to RFPs.
Having been involved in over 1,000 RFPs throughout his career, DirectRFP’s Curt Lewis explained to Enterprise Radio host Eric Dye that he repeatedly saw frustration from both buyers and bidders over the years.
This frustration, as Curt explains, is largely tied to the way that the traditional RFP process is structured — a laborious process with little transparency and a high degree of ambiguity.
While working on one particularly complex RFP, involving multiple stakeholders, Curt and his team realized they needed a way to allow all RFP contributors to transparently participate in the process. And it was from this realization that DirectRFP, the world’s first Cloud-based automated RFP platform, was born.
DirectRFP is designed to speed up the entire RFP development, deployment, response, and review process by:
- Replaces open-ended multiple-choice questions to remove ambiguity in responses
- Enables simplified and direct communication between buyers and bidders
- Eliminates lengthy review periods by automatically scoring submissions and ranking bidders
Ultimately, the goal of DirectRFP is to connect buyers and bidders in a way that encourages more participation and procurement efficiencies that drives better business decisions.
To hear the full podcast, head over to the Enterprise Radio podcast here.